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Blackberry CEO: If Apps (Like Netflix) Don’t Work On Our Platform, It’s Discrimination And Should Be Illegal

A Blackberry CEO is speaking out on Net Neutrality — or rather, on an issue that isn’t mentioned in Net Neutrality, but that he thinks should be. As you may know if you own a mobile device, some apps are available only on some platforms,...Show More Summary

Blackberry Wants to Force Netflix to Develop App Through Net Neutrality Rules

CEO John Chen's proposal sparks ridicule, including one person who compares it to forcing Disney to release "Frozen" on Laser Disc. read more

Chen Calls for Legislation Forcing Blackberry App Development

The App Store and Google Play both have more than 1.4 million apps available for download, while Windows Phone and BlackBerry owners are used to a much smaller selection of apps. That’s exactly what BlackBerry CEO John Chen finds discriminatory, so he wants US legislators to force developers to create apps for the failed BlackBerry platform. [...]

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Advocates for ‘App Neutrality’

BlackBerry CEO John Chen: Unfortunately, not all content and applications providers have embraced openness and neutrality. Unlike BlackBerry, which allows iPhone users to download and use our BBM service, Apple does not allow BlackBerry or Android users to download Apple’s iMessage messaging service. Show More Summary

BlackBerry CEO Thinks Net Neutrality Means Forcing Developers To Make Apps For His Struggling Platform

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you hadn't noticed, BlackBerry isn't doing so well in the company's battle to maintain relevance in a mobile ecosystem dominated by Apple and Google. While the company maintains a small but vocal component of fans, efforts to launch...Show More Summary

BlackBerry Tries to Guilt Everyone Into Making Apps for Its Platform

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

BlackBerry has jumped into the debate on net neutrality the way that BlackBerry does just about everything these days: ass-backwards. Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen wrote a blog post that contorted the standard definition of net...Show More Summary

BlackBerry CEO demands Apple make iMessage cross-platform

BlackBerry is doing its best to mount a comeback in the face of overwhelming competition from iOS and Android devices. The BlackBerry Classic is a step in the right direction, but the fact remains that app support is a huge problem, and porting apps...

Irony: BlackBerry CEO calls for app and service neutrality

Amidst the hoopla of Microsoft's Windows 10 event yesterday, I missed a thoughtful letter posted on the BlackBerry blog. CEO John Chen penned it, sharing his thoughts with the FCC on…

BlackBerry CEO Says U.S. Government Should Force Apple to Expand iMessage to Other Platforms

BlackBerry CEO John Chen yesterday published a blog post adaptation of a letter in which he presses U.S. government officials to support not only net neutrality but also "application/content neutrality". In Chen's view, all apps andShow More Summary

BlackBerry CEO to Congress: Apple, Netflix should make apps for BlackBerry

You've certainly heard of net neutrality. Now John Chen, BlackBerry's CEO, is pushing what some are calling app neutrality. In a blog post adapted from a letter sent to members of U.S. Congress, Chen puts forward an unorthodox and somewhat...Show More Summary

BlackBerry CEO prods regulators for 'app neutrality,' wants cross-platform iMessage

Comparing the net neutrality debate to the expansion of railroads in the 20th century, BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Tuesday called for authorities to force companies such as Apple and Netflix to make their services available to all consumers, regardless of platform.

BlackBerry CEO Weighs In On Net and App Neutrality

BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen penned a blog post concerning net neutrality. Chen does not think the FCC should reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. He believes the FCC can come up with other ways to ensure an open, competitive market. Show More Summary

Should developers be forced to build apps for dying operating systems? BlackBerry thinks so

Opinion: BlackBerry CEO John Chen has revealed some interesting thoughts on net neutrality, touching on what the definition of the term should encapsulate. And he reckons developers should be mandated to build applications for all mobile operating systems.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10, HoloLens, Cortana On PC & More… [Tech News Digest]

Microsoft reveals the future, with Windows 10, HoloLens, Cortana, and Spartan, BlackBerry wants app neutrality, Twitter launches While You Were Away, The Elder Scrolls Online is set free, and LittleBigPlanet does Game Of Thrones. Microsoft Reveals The Future Microsoft has revealed a host of details regarding its plans for the future. Show More Summary

Blackberry Now Officially Delusional

Head-in-the-Sand CEO John Chen demands that ALL app makers be LEGALLY OBLIGATED to create a Blackberry version whenever they create an iOS or Android app CEO John Chen at his "Sand Desk" Back in 2012, we laid out a clear strategy for...Show More Summary

Blackberry wants lawmakers to force companies to make Blackberry versions of their apps…seriously

Blackberry Ltd. CEO John Chen has today called on Congress to implement “Application Neutrality,” a proposal that would legally force app makers to provide a version of their apps that would work on Blackberry devices. A perhaps mentally unhinged Chen argues … Continue reading ?

BlackBerry CEO calls for 'app neutrality', iMessage for all!

BlackBerry CEO John Chen not only weighed in on net neutrality, but used the opportunity to propose 'app neutrality' as well. In other words, that Apple, for example, be mandated to make iMessage for BlackBerry. From the BlackBerry blog: Unfortunately, not all content and applications providers have embraced openness and neutrality. Show More Summary

BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android smartphones. In fact, diehard devotees of BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which both...Show More Summary

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